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2015 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo Set for Sept. 12 in New Haven

2015 Connecticut Folk Festival & Green Expo Set for Sept. 12 in New Haven

Acclaimed singer-songwriter John Gorka and rootsy female Americana group Della Mae headline CT Folk’s 10th annual Connecticut Folk Festival and Green Expo, a free, daylong event, on Saturday, Sept. 12, in New Haven’s Edgerton Park. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

The Dailey & Vincent Show Premieres Sept. 5 on RFD-TV

Popular bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent will host a television show beginning this fall. The Dailey & Vincent Show, filmed before a live audience at the historic Franklin Theatre in Franklin, Tennessee, debuts on Saturday, September 5 at 9:30 p.m. EST/8:30 p.m. CST on cable network RFD-TV. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

AcousticMusicScene.com Co-Sponsors Borderline Folk Music Club Picnic, Aug. 23

Hundreds of folk, roots and bluegrass music fans from throughout the New York metropolitan area are expected to converge on Germonds Park in West Nyack, NY on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 23, for the sixth annual, picnic, concert and jam hosted by the Borderline Folk Music Club of Rockland County and co-sponsored by AcousticMusicScene.com, The Folk Music Society of New York (aka Pinewoods Folk Music Club), Folk Music Society of Huntington, Tribes Hill and the Town of Clarkstown. [To continue reading about this free event that will feature a musical tribute to Tom Paxton, click on the headline.]

Official Showcase Artists Chosen for 2015 SWRFA Conference in Austin, Texas

Eighteen artists/acts have been selected to perform Official Showcases during the 2015 Southwest Regional Folk Alliance (SWRFA) Conference, Sept. 23-27, at the Holiday Inn – Midtown in Austin, TX. Nine will perform on Friday night, while another nine will do so on Saturday night. In addition, seven alternates have been invited to showcase their talents late Thursday night. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Philadelphia Folk Festival Set For Aug. 13-16

Philadelphia Folk Festival Set For Aug. 13-16

Arlo Guthrie celebrates the 50th anniversary of the event that inspired the seminal song “Alice’s Restaurant Massacree,” while influential folksinger-songwriter Tom Paxton, who plans to retire from the road later this year after more than a half-century as a performing and recording artist, are among the dozens of artists and acts slated to perform during the 2015 Philadelphia Folk Festival. Scheduled for August 13 -16 at the Old Pool Farm in Upper Salford Township, near bucolic Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, the festival is produced and presented by the Philadelphia Folksong Society. Now in its 54th year, it is the longest continuously running musical festival of its kind in North America. To continue reading this article, click on the headline.
Top Albums & Songs of July 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs of July 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

For a second consecutive month, Tomorrow’s Child, the new album by Jonathan Edwards – the singer-songwriter best-known for the 1971 hit single “Sunshine (Go Away Today)” – was the most-played album on folk radio during July 2015. The album also sports five of the month’s top songs, although the most-played songs were Dubl Handi’s “Cindy” and Katie Dahl’s “Crowns.” So say charts compiled from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. [The monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]
AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Late-Night Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Late-Night Song Swaps at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

AcousticMusicScene.com will host a series of late-night song swaps during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, July 30-August 2, in partnership with Pirate Camp, which was informally launched by Stuart Kabak and the late Jack Hardy more than a decade ago to provide a warm and welcoming haven for sharing music, food and camaraderie. [To continue reading this preview of the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival and see the complete schedule for the AcousticMusicScene.com tent @ Pirate Camp, click on the headline.]

Theodore Bikel, 1924-2015

Acclaimed actor and folksinger Theodore Bikel, best known for his performance as Tevye in the Broadway hit Fiddler on the Roof, died at UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, California on July 21, 2015. He was 91. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]

AcousticMusicScene.com Hosts Song Swaps at 10th Annual Huntington Folk Festival, July 26

Tom Paxton headlines the 10th Annual Huntington Folk Festival on Sunday, July 26 at Heckscher Park, Main Street (Route 25A) and Prime Avenue, in Huntington, New York -- located on Long Island, about an hour from Manhattan. Extending from noon until l0:30 p.m., the free festival –- co-presented by the Folk Music Society of Huntington and the Huntington Arts Council –- is part of the 50th Annual Huntington Summer Arts Festival. To continue reading this article and see the complete schedule for the festival, click on the headline.
Official Showcase Artists Chosen for FAR-West Music Conference

Official Showcase Artists Chosen for FAR-West Music Conference

Thirteen acts have been selected to perform Official Showcases during the 2015 Folk Alliance Region-West (FAR-West) Conference in Oakland, California, Oct. 15-18. [To continue reading this article, click on the headline.]
Top Albums & Songs of June 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

Top Albums & Songs of June 2015 (FOLKDJ-L)

Tomorrow’s Child, the new album by Jonathan Edwards -- the singer-songwriter best-known for the 1971 hit single “Sunshine” -- was the top album on folk radio in June, while Edwards’ “Down In The Woods” was the most-played song during the month. So say charts compiled from radio playlists submitted to FOLKDJ-L, an electronic discussion group for DJs and others interested in all folk-based music on the radio. [The monthly top albums and songs charts are posted on AcousticMusicScene.com, with permission. To view them, click on the headline.]

Emerging Artists Showcase Performers Chosen for Falcon Ridge Folk Festival

Twenty-four artists/duos or groups have been selected to perform in the Emerging Artists Showcase during the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival on Friday afternoon, July 31, from noon to 4:30 p.m. To continue reading this article and see the list of Emerging Artists Showcase performers, click on the headline.